Sadje is our host and her question this week is
How important it is to you to answer comments on your blog posts?
Do you respond to all the comments made on your blog posts? Do you think responding to comments is an important part of blogging?
I’ve been blogging since 2013 and remember how excited I was getting likes and then comments.
Stats were a mass of numbers for different things, but as time progressed and I understood more of what was going on, participated in challenges and left comments of my own on other posts, comments became more important that views and likes.
When someone comments on your post, it’s because you have struck a chord of familiarity with them that they wish to share or contribute. To me, it is vitally important to respond to someone who has taken the time to put a comment on your post.
It is also polite.
Sometimes, it leads to conversations and others may even join in which in turn, can provide inspiration for another post of a different ilk.
I respond to all comments, as well as read every post by those who participate in the challenges I set. I don’t necessarily follow them all (which is why pingbacks are so important), but if I am aware of it, I acknowledge it.